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The smith that built my 1911A1 was working on one for a US Marshal at the same time. He had the slide hard chromed, but the frame was a deep black/bluish color. I thought he said it was black chrome, is this right?

If so, anyone else have experience with it as a viable alternative for hard chroming, if you don't want a silver pistola. I just remember it was gorgeous, like the bluing that used to be done on Colt's many moons before I was born. Kind of retro :smile:

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If it's the same "black Chrome" thats on my golf shafts its no good. Its black but it ain't chrome. It wears fast. Iremember reading about it on one of the platers sites and they say the same thing.
 

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I talked to the owner of a well known plating company a few years ago to have my then hunting rifle black chromed, which they offered.

He told me if I was really concerned with harsh weather use to get it matte hard chrome plated, that black chrome wasn't any better than bluing as far as it holding up...
 

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On 2001-04-21 01:38, Dane Burns wrote:
If it were durable you would see a lot more of it. It isn't, so you don't.
Dane, what should be used to produce a durable black finish? I like the looks of a black slide and a hard chrome frame. I'm not really looking for a glossy black finish. What do you recommend?
 
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